Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, and Nintendo Switch OLED owners get 24 hours to download a free exclusive title before it is permanently removed from sale. It Takes Two, Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, Psychonauts 2, Battlefield 2042, Resident Evil Village, Metroid Dread, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Deathloop, Returnal, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Valheim, Age of Empires IV, and The Forgotten City were all released in 2021. It was a disappointing year, and as a result, several games that would not have stood out in a regular year, such as Pac-Man 99, shone brightly. While its time in the spotlight was limited, it appeared that most Nintendo fans were playing it when it was released on April 7 as a free Nintendo Switch Online download. It is also still free to download, but just until October 8.
We had been aware that the game was being delisted since May 16. The process began on August 8th, when purchased custom themes were halted. The Pac-Man 99 Deluxe Pack and Pac-Man 99 Mode Unlock were then withdrawn on September 8. This procedure will be completed tomorrow, when the online services for the main game, as well as the distribution of the main game and free custom themes, will be discontinued. However, after this, users who own either of the paid DLCs can continue to enjoy CPU Battle, Blind Time Attack, and Score Attack in offline mode. Everyone else has until tomorrow to enjoy the game.
At the time of its release, the game received a Metacritic score of 76. We don’t know how many players it drew, but considering that it was limited to Nintendo Switch Online, it struggled to sustain a strong player base over time.
“A 99-player online Pac-Man battle royale,” according to the game’s official description. “Pac-Man is back in a new 99-man battle royale, 40 years after the classic Pac-phenomenon rocked the gaming world.” Return to the maze and hunt down the eponymous ghosts. “Which Pac-Man will be the last one standing?”
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